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Nursing Care Technician Scholarship Program

Dear applicant,  

Thank you for your interest in the Nursing Care Technician Scholarship Program offered by UK HealthCare. We are pleased to offer this program to support you in obtaining a state registered nurse aide certification.   The fall application deadline has passed.  Please check back in January 2021 for the spring application. 

Program Details:

  • A scholarship award for selected SRNA training program students will include the costs of the program and the required state test.
  • Acceptance of this award will require those recipients to sign a contract of agreement to work at UK HealthCare in an NCT role for a period of one year after successful completion of the program.
  • Recipients are expected to successfully complete the SRNA training within eight weeks of the start of the program and successfully pass the state test within 10 weeks.
  • After successful completion of the program and SRNA certification, recipients are required to secure employment within 60 days at UK HealthCare in an NCT role at a 0.75 FTE or higher.
  • The one-year work commitment begins once orientation has been completed.
  • Persons who fail to pass the state test the first time must retake the test on the first available authorized date.
  • Failure to successfully pass the SRNA certification exam within 10 weeks of program completion or after two attempts will result in termination from the program.
  • Scholarship recipients that are terminated from the UK HealthCare Nursing Care Technician Scholarship Program are required to repay the scholarship funds in order to be considered in good standing and may reapply for NCT employment once they successfully attain SRNA certification. 
  • Recipients receiving the award for July 2020 will be granted flexibility for completion of program and certification deadlines if necessary based on COVID restrictions in place at the time of the award.

The completed application packet must include:

  • Two reference letters from an immediate supervisor and a faculty member (teacher or instructor) or co-worker and must include specific information about why you are deserving of this scholarship
  • In-person interview

Place the above documents in a folder and mail or deliver in person to:

UK HealthCare Nurse Recruitment

Waller Health Care Annex

115 Waller Avenue, Suite 108

Lexington, KY 40503

Because of the high demand for this program, it is imperative that your application packet be complete and received in the nurse recruitment office by the deadline. If your application is accepted, you will be contacted by phone or email with the date and time of your scheduled interview.
If you have any questions regarding this matter, please call the nurse recruitment office at 859-323-5851 or toll free at 800-233-5851.


Jennifer Barnes, BSN, RN
Nurse Recruiter

Sue H. Strup, MSEd, MSN
Senior Career Consultant